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Williams, Harrison C., 1873-1953

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role Collector
dates 1873-1953
city New York City
other citiesLondon; Palm Beach, FL; Avon, OH; Glen Cove, Long Island, NY; Bayville, LI, NY;
gender M
historical notes Harrison Charles Williams was an entrepreneur, bicycle manufacturer, financier, public utilities owner, patron of explorations, and art collector.

Williams was a member of the Metropolitan, New York Yacht, City Midday, Recess, Riding, Auto of American, Metropolitan Riding, and Hunt of Washington, Piping Rosck, national Glof, the Creek, Sleepy Hollow and Morris County Golf.

He was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Charity Organization Society.

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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Ran two million into a huge fortune
Harrison Williams, now a resident of New York, is the man who in 27 years ran a small fortune of two million dollars into six hundred and eighty millions. Starting off as manager of a small bicycle factory on a fifty per cent commission basis in the profits, if and when made, Williams started the idea of bikes for children. From bicycles he progressed to tires, thence into the field of utilities, 1937
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Bismarck, Mona von, 1897-1983